Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Winning to make an Impact on Sunday

Racing takes place at the Curragh on Sunday.

Timeform's Irish team suggest three bets for Sunday's action at the Curragh...

"Winning Impact has been given a chance by the handicapper and shaped well in this corresponding race 12 months ago..."

Winning Impact has been given a chance by the handicapper and shaped well in this corresponding race 12 months ago. He could make a successful return, though Maude Adams was improving when last seen and could pick up where she left off, while both Greatest and Teoranta may have more to offer. The selection won a seven furlong handicap here last summer and has put up largely creditable efforts thereafter. He has been given a chance by the handicapper and seems sure to go well.

Parish Hall landed the Dewhurst when last seen 18 months ago and can make a winning return to action over a trip which promises to suit. Ernest Hemingway, trained by Aidan O'Brien, could be the one for the forecast. Parish Hall's juvenile campaign culminated in that half-length defeat of Power in the Dewhurst, but he missed 2012 due to injury. This trip ought to be right up his street and he is the class act at this level.

Something Graceful is on a fair mark and has hinted that this trip might bring about some improvement, so is selected for the in-form Jim Bolger yard. Beach of Falesa is in a similar mould, and is feared, while support for the lightly-raced Chill would look significant. The selection stuck on well to win 20-runner Leopardstown maiden, over a mile and a quarter, in August and got back to form when third over inadequate 1m at Dundalk in December. Her yard is in form, and she promises to be suited by this trip.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at the Curragh
Back Winning Impact @ 9.617/2 in the 15:50
Back Parish Hall @ 2.68/5 in the 16:20
Back Something Graceful @ 6.611/2 in the 16:50

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